Month: May 2009

Scenes from around Lethbridge

The venerable Jamie Vedres, whom I mentioned previously, has graciously allowed me to re-post some photos he took of downtown buildings. I like this guy’s style.

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Track? Where we’re going, we don’t need track!

One of those landmarks which people instantly associate with Lethbridge would be the viaduct, or high-level bridge. It’s also on the masthead of this website (remind me to change that). Sometimes mistaken for being the inspiration for this city’s name, it’s quite the opposite. Bridges were first invented in Lethbridge in the 1820s, which then …

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This week in Lethbridge

Here’s what’s happening this week in Lethbridge. Go see Danny Michel!

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Danny Michel tonight at The Slice

Danny Michel, who produced Leeroy Stagger‘s album “Beautiful House,” will be playing at The Slice  tonight at 9:30PM. Last night, Leeroy joined him on stage, so if you’re lucky lightning might strike twice again! Danny Michel P.S. I love Feather, Fur & Fin. Listen to it on CBC Radio 3! Jonathan RuzekI’m Jonathan Ruzek, a …

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Leeroy Stagger interview + win free tickets!

Leeroy StaggerDespite his looks, Leeroy Stagger is a popular Canadian musician and also my friend. He has a new album out, Everything is Real, and will be putting on a show at The Slice this Saturday! He’ll be joined by Lethbridge favorites The Perpetrators and Kevin Kane.

I took 90 seconds to interview Leeroy, in case you’ve not familiar with him or his work.

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This week in Lethbridge

I hope everyone had a great long weekend. Rumblings from Twitter and Facebook tell me that yesterday’s Mammoth Cave Festival was a great success!

This week has some great musicians playing in Lethbridge, notably Leeroy Stagger, Twilight Hotel and Danny Michel!

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Mammoth Cave Festival is today!

Mammoth Cave FesitvalHopefully the weather is great today for the first annual Mammoth Cave Festival. It’s gonna be massive!

Outside on the Henotic rooftop on Victoria day. Going to be 12 straight hours of the best local bands this city has to offer, combined with some of our favourite out-of-towners!

Brought to you by the Mammoth Cave Promotions team with help from the fine folks at Beatroute, CKXU and Blueprint Records!

The first band starts playing at 1:30PM, so come before then to get your tickets for $15. After that time, the price goes up to $20.

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I think I’m getting the black lung, pop

Although Lethbridge didn’t start off as a mining town, it’s well known for that. And the whiskey trade, train bridge, chinook winds and Pilsner beer. So it’s National Mining Week – a big deal for a town that once called itself “Coalbanks” (I think they changed the name because of the Inn’s reputation).

First celebrated in 1996, National Mining Week recognizes the importance of the Canadian mining industry to the economic development of Canada.

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City squares want your circles

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Plan Your City, where the city began gathering public input to figure the hell out which direction it should take for the next 40 years. Part of that includes city circles, where citizens are encouraged to take part. Cory Armfelt, city consultant, writes: Hey everybody the City …

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This week in Lethbridge

Good Monday, Lethbians! You know why it’s good? Because I’m gonna get a massage today! That’s right, too much sitting behind the ol’ computer has atrophied these muscles and I need to get the blood flowing again. I suppose I could go salsa dancing too, but nerds don’t have girlfriends and I really need to level up my Warcraft character.

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